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    went and got a gym membership a few weeks ago.

    ....one of my friends inspired me to make a change, we've always been close cuz we're so much alike, battling with depression and anxiety so we help each other out. she went and got herself a membership so I worked up the nerve to go get myself one thanks to her..... really...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 24 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    You are worthy by the sheer fact of your

    existence. Do not let anyone tell you any less. Do not allow someone to diminish your worth through their own insecurity. No matter how difficult of a day, a week or a month you are having, you are still deserving of recognition as a human being. You are still worthy of loving...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I need to tell the truth again.

    I realised that my mum lied and I just took 10 pills. I cannot stop. I hate my psychiatrist. she was the one who gave me the pills. if you want to be mean,just be mean. I don't care anymore
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The beast has me wrapped around like a boa

    constrictor ripping me apart. I'm struggling but it keeps pulling me under
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 18 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I am broken and feel like I don't belong I just

    am mentally overwhelmed and want to just give up I want to be happy but I'm just lost and feel empty
    deatheater24 deatheater24 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Why am I still alive?

    Why don't I just die already? My whole life I've been used and discarded by many people. My friends, family and even strangers. Why I am i still here? I know that no one cares about me, I know that my existence is disgusting and unwanted and I know that when my dog dies and my...
    Rookie09 Rookie09 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm so angry and depressed right now.

    I want to cry. I hate where I live and everything seems bad. I can't afford to move. It's a whole long story and bad situation but here I am.
    Dorkfish711 Dorkfish711 26-30 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I would love to chat

    and listen to someone going through a hard time Like I am right now. No perverts please:)
    Nuclearsoultheory125 Nuclearsoultheory125 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I wish society had more progressive views on

    suicide, I wish it was something to be celebrated instead of mourned. Other people's feelings are the only reason I'm still shackled to living.
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Been clinically depressed

    for over a decade, since my teenage years, just last year I was diagnosed as bipolar. Hate the way the meds make me feel tho. Eff the lithium. What else is there to make me not hate everything....
    LinzMarie612 LinzMarie612 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    I feel like ending it all right now.

    . Everybody hates me and tells me stuff like that every day. I could use someone to talk to..
    StolenADD StolenADD 13-15, M 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I was in a bike accident last night.

    A car backed out into the lane I was riding in and I didn't have a chance to stop. I hit the pavement and I hurt horribly for a moment before I was able to relax into the pain. I got out with major bruises, but nothing too severe. But I wondered while I was on the pavement...
    Hypocritical1 Hypocritical1 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    It's real sad that I don't feel alone

    when I'm by myself, I feel more lonely when I'm surrounded by family. Like there is something wrong with me, I feel like a pariah in my own family. I just wanna be far away from here.
    lexxrodriguezz lexxrodriguezz 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I've been battling depression

    for 5 years and today i found myself unable to get out of bed.
    kmgan kmgan 18-21, F 17 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's always dark. Even during the daylight

    hours, there's so sunshine. I'm drowning in a never-ending fog that keeps me to where I can't see.
    TryingtoFlyy TryingtoFlyy 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    The book promises to be filled with excitement

    and wonderful new thoughts and wonderment. I once again let that little voice tell me to hurry and see for myself. I grab the book, blow off the dust, only to find the empty pages have yellowed with time.
    bluuzman bluuzman 56-60, M 19 mins ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Now my fiance thinks it is ok to look at other

    women nude with me around and it makes me feel as if im not good enophe what should i do
    BrokenHearted95 BrokenHearted95 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    I have issues with anxiety

    and depression. I feel so lost and frustrated. I want to spend time together with my love but I want to spend time alone and I want to not feel second to his video game even though he spends more time with me than the game. I feel so lost.
    jennadacat jennadacat 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    OK. I need help. I can't stop taking Ibuprofen.

    I was supoose to take 2 daily but I took 18 yesterday. I want my depression to stop. How do I stop depression?
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 21 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Yeah.. Sometimes life isn't

    so lively. But that's okay. Better days will follow. Definitely. For sure. Without a doubt.
    juv3 juv3 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    just weighs on me so much he never stopped

    hurting me and honestly I need someone right now
    tyguy4life tyguy4life 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Hey! You know how you can have a high self

    esteem that never fails or collapses? Never be wrong! Which is acquired by never thinking you're right in the first place. You need adaptability not strength.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 9 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    today has been crap I broke my glasses an feel

    so tired. it was the Last thing I need to just fall apart. I feel so unhappy. I miss my house my happy life
    SMcCL SMcCL 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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